UserScout is a new site that aims to connect those looking to take part in market research with companies conducting studies. The service aims to connect qualified participants with relevant studies, focus groups and product trials to ensure that businesses don't waste their time and money when conducting said activities.
UserScout lets interested participants create a profile, allowing them to fill in vital information about themselves that can then be viewed by interested companies. Companies can in turn post studies and cull through candidates to find the perfect fit. The site allows businesses to post compensation and pay participants online.
Over 1,000 participants have already earned over $30,000 using the site. The majority of UserScout's interest has come from Asia, although a few of California's Bay Area companies have signed up for the service.